Assistant Chef

Friday, 17 December, 2021

An established wine farm in Elgin within the Overberg region is seeking to employ an experienced Kitchen Assistant within their restaurant. The position requires self-disciplined, careful, conscientious, and dependable work ethic.  The job entails a strong task, hands-on approach, good attention to detail and close follow-up.


  • Refer to the list of needed ingredients on a day-to-day basis and check inventory
  • Acquire ingredients not available in storage prior to the start of the day
  • Prepare ingredients by chopping vegetables and meats
  • Assist head chef in cooking dishes according to set recipes
  • Make arrangements to store food items in a safe and orderly manner
  • Rotate frozen food items as standardized in the kitchen rule book
  • Hand ingredients and utensils to head chef during food preparation activities
  • Maintain kitchen order by ensuring the cleanliness of tables, counters, and work areas
  • Oversee cleanliness and maintenance of kitchen equipment and utensils
  • Operate kitchen equipment such as ovens and grills for cooking purposes
  • Maintain knowledge of all recipes so that the head chef’s place can be filled effectively in case of absenteeism
  • Set prepared dishes so that they look aesthetically pleasing
  • Make certain that appropriate portions have been dished out
  • Deal with customers’ complaints and/or suggestions


  • Minimum 5 years kitchen experience
    • Relevant Culinary Qualification will be an advantage

    This position will report to the Executive Chef.

Please email your updated CV, with two contactable references to

If you do not receive a response within 14 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.